Aga Khan announces new global prize for music

Aga Khan Music Initiative

His Highness the Aga Khan announced the establishment of the Aga Khan Music Awards today. The Awards, which come with US$ 500,000 in prizes, recognise exceptional creativity, promise, and enterprise in music performance, creation, education, preservation and revitalisation in societies across the world in which Muslims have a significant presence. The first Music Awards ceremony is scheduled to take place in Lisbon, Portugal from… Read more »

Vilcek Foundation Invites Applications for Vilcek Prize for Creative Promise in Culinary Arts

Vilcek Foundation

The Vilcek Foundation will award three prizes of $50,000 each to immigrant culinary arts professionals, born in 1980 or later, who demonstrate extraordinary talent, dedication, and potential to advance the field of culinary arts. The prizes are meant to facilitate future discovery and impact for promising food professionals, beverage professionals, and culinary writers at a critical stage in their careers.

Lift people up

Project Mend

  UPCOMING EVENT: Medical Equipment Drive!   Join Project MEND and Haven for Hope on April 14, 2018 for our Spring Cleaning Medical Equipment Drive! Come to 1 Haven for Hope Way between 10am-3pm and help people in need by donating your preowned medical equipment to be refurbished and redistributed!       On March 22, Project MEND participated in the Big Give SA,… Read more »

Create worlds of sci and fantasy with Bonnie Jo Stufflebeam

The Writer's Garret

Nebula Finalist Bonnie Jo Stufflebeam teaches us how to create new worlds of science fiction and fantasy that suspend disbelief. But Early Registration prices only last until midnight tomorrow!   Worldbuilding in Speculative Fiction: Hogwarts, Middle-earth, Westeros, Arrakis, Earthsea: these are some of the fictional worlds that have felt as real to us as our own. Writing in the speculative fiction genres–fantasy, science fiction, horror,… Read more »

GCBOs News

Gulf Coast Bird Observatory

Spring Fling and the Art Auction! Spring Fling is here and we couldn’t be more excited!   Quintana Sanctuaries is in full bloom and already being visited by travel-weary birds. Stop by from April 7th to May 6th anytime from 9 am – 4 pm daily to wander the beautiful grounds and see what migrants have set up camp at the Sanctuaries.   Quintana… Read more »

From Our Closet to Yours- Spring Sale 2018

Dress for Success San Antonio

We all know it only takes a split second to make a first impression, and much of it comes from your clothes. If you’re on the hunt for high-quality basics and signature pieces to pad your wardrobe then swing by our Spring Sale from April 12th & 13th from 10a.m. – 7p.m. and April, 14th from 10a.m. to 2p.m. From boutique items to casual… Read more »

Funding Alert

The Department of State Health Services (DSHS)

Funding News and Grant Tips   Registration is now open for the Funding Information Center’s annual grant writing workshop/webinar. Please go to http://dshs.texas.gov/fic/al29-3-3.aspx#R for details and instructions.   Kaiser Family Foundation Issues Report on HIV, Opioid Epidemic http://dshs.texas.gov/fic/al29-4-1.aspx#A   2018 County Health Rankings Highlight Disparities by Place and Race http://dshs.texas.gov/fic/al29-4-1.aspx#B   Community Health Centers Don’t Have Capacity to Expand http://dshs.texas.gov/fic/al29-4-1.aspx#C   Parents’ Giving Habits… Read more »

Welcome to the Vortex: Illa & Will Gaunt and Eleanor Williams invite you to join contemporary artists for an evening of revelry and collaboration honoring Maryross Taylor

Lawndale Art Center

Welcome to the Vortex takes inspiration from Yayoi Kusama and David Bowie, James Turrell and Anish Kapoor, whose work crosses several genres and plays with scale, light, and color to disrupt our sense of normalcy. The event will feature commissioned works on view by artists in the Lawndale community.  Access to the After Party (see below) Complimentary Valet Glam / Illusions Attire   Need… Read more »

Center for Youth Mental Health: Call for Proposals

The Dell Medical School’s Center for Youth Mental Health (CYMH)

Calling all Central Texas change agents! The Dell Medical School’s Center for Youth Mental Health (CYMH) is seeking proposals from Central Texas residents to improve transition-age youth mental health in their communities. Proposals should address the barriers faced by transition-age youth (people who are 16-25 years old) in your community. Proposals might include anything from improving transition-age youth access to mental health services to supporting the… Read more »

Spring Fling 2018 and Art Auction

Gulf Coast Bird Observatory

WHAT IS SPRING FLING?   Spring Fling is an amazing opportunity to see and celebrate the return of migratory songbirds as they arrive at stopover habitat along the coast. This is great time to enjoy the wide variety of species that migrate through Texas dressed in their spring finery and to see birds like Baltimore Orioles, Grosbeaks, Summer and Scarlet Tanagers, and numerous warbler… Read more »

A $1M grant moves Alliance Park forward

The Texas Parks and Wildlife Commission & Alliance Park

The Texas Parks and Wildlife Commission has awared a second $1 million grant to the city of Fort Worth’s Park & Recreation Department to help build Alliance Park in far north Fort Worth.  The grant — along with the previous $1 million grant in 2016 and the acquisition of $2 million of land from HIllwood Properties — will kickstart the park project with a… Read more »

Board expert to lead boot camp

San Antonio Area Foundation

Learn what it takes to govern efficiently Be part of Board Boot Camp on Saturday, April 21. Jennifer Moriarty, the founder of Moriarty Consulting Group, will lead board members and executive directors through the fundamentals of effective board governance the basic roles and responsibilities of a board strategies for building effective board structures. $5.1M raised during Big GiveOver 600 nonprofits participated in 24 hours of… Read more »

Honoring Mothers 17th Annual Luncheon

The Battered Women and Children's Shelter

Join The Battered Women and Children’s Shelter along with Mayor Ron Nirenberg and author Gwendolen Wilder on Thursday, May 3rd at the Grand Hyatt San Antonio for a luncheon celebrating strength and resiliency of women and mothers.   Article Author: The Battered Women and Children’s Shelter

Cactus Pear Music Festival Soiree on April 8

Cactus Pear Music Festival

If you’ve never heard chamber music performed as it was intended to be experienced in the “chambers” of palaces, estates and villas, then you’ve not had the pleasure of true chamber music. The intimacy of the venues, the closeness of the performing Artists and the delightful company of like-minded music lovers make for a truly memorable afternoon.

U.S. News and Aetna Foundation Release Inaugural Healthiest Communities Rankings – and Texas isn’t on it. Texas is ranked #38 out of 50 states. Texas has poor access to decent healthcare that’s low quality in the first place.

U. S. News & World Report and The Aetna Foundation

U.S. News & World Report, the global authority in rankings and civic journalism, in collaboration with the Aetna Foundation, the independent charitable and philanthropic arm of Aetna, today announced the inaugural Healthiest Communities rankings. The new report evaluated nearly 3,000 communities nationwide across 10 categories, from education and population health to infrastructure and economy. In addition to assessing which communities offer their citizens the greatest opportunity to live a productive, healthy life, the rankings offer insight into the best approaches for improving public health that can be shared and implemented across the country.

Google has taken the initiative to begin ‘Building a stronger future for journalism’ by elevating quality and fighting discrimination

Google

“Google cares deeply about journalism. We believe in spreading knowledge to make life better for everyone. It’s at the heart of Google’s mission. It’s the mission of publishers and journalists. Put simply, our futures are tied together.”
SUNDAR PICHAI, CEO, GOOGLE

Join us at the exclusive multi-course No Kid Hungry Dinner in San Antonio on May 6th at Hotel Emma in the Pearl

Jacqueline Beretta

Every year, the country’s best chefs join together with one goal in mind: end childhood hunger in America by supporting No Kid Hungry Dinners presented by Citi. In more than a dozen cities across the nation, guests enjoy a one-of-a-kind dining experience curated by each city’s premier culinary talent and participate in unique food, travel and lifestyle auctions – all while raising funds for No Kid Hungry, Share Our Strength’s campaign to end childhood hunger in America.

In San Antonio, we are proud to be hosted for the second time by Chef John Brand at Hotel Emma. In addition to delicious food and find